ERIC Number: ED224424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Development Ways and Means. Teaching Evaluation Resources or "When Student Ratings Aren't Enough."
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Office of Instructional Development.
Materials and approaches that college faculty can use to evaluate their instruction are described. This guide, prepared by a University of North Dakota (UND) faculty task force, describes new instruments, guidance for developing forms, ideas for interviewing and observing students, and suggestions for other approaches, including self-evaluation, peer evaluation, and the use of expert observers. Specific instruments and procedures for eliciting student evaluations of instruction consist of the following methods: written feedback provided by some form or instrument, feedback provided by conversation or observation, and feedback inferred from student performance in a course. It is suggested that Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS) is the best comprehensive instrument available for getting feedback from students. The UND faculty task force has assembled a set of forms, each specific to a particular teaching method (e.g., lecture, seminar/discussion, laboratory, and studio). Other forms cover teacher preparation, demonstration, and questioning; and the range of teaching materials. A 148-item catalog is also available to help faculty create their own forms. In addition, an overall strategy for eliciting student feedback is considered. A general procedure for gaining feedback from colleagues, peer evaluation forms/checklists, and self-evaluation instruments developed by higher education institutions are described. (SW)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, College Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Feedback, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Observation, Peer Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Records (Forms), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Office of Instructional Development, Box 8161, University Station, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Office of Instructional Development.
Note: For related documents, see HE 015 749-753.